Friendship Bridge – 2020 Completes at Novorossiysk

November 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – The joint exercise “Bridge of Friendship – 2020” between the Russian Navy and the Naval Forces (Navy) of the Arab Republic of Egypt has ended at the Black Sea Fleet. The objectives of the exercise, which took place for the first time in the Black Sea, were to strengthen and develop military cooperation between…

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Long-Range Flights by Russian Navy Tu-142s

September 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, long-range anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 of the naval aviation of the Russian Navy have performed scheduled flights over the neutral waters of the Bering and Black Seas. The duration of the flights was about 6 and 10 hours, respectively. At some stages of the route over the Bering Sea, Tu-142 aircraft were accompanied by…

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Project 22160 Pavel Derzhavin Conducts Weapons Trials in the Black Sea

August 31, 2020 (Google Translation) – The crew of the newest project 22160 patrol ship “Pavel Derzhavin”, built for the Black Sea Fleet (BSF), conducted the first artillery fire in the Black Sea. The event was held at the maritime combat training range as part of the ship’s state tests. During the 3rd exit of the ship to sea, the…

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Two Romanian military ships participate in multinational exercise ‘Sea Breeze 20’ in the Black Sea

July 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Romanian Naval Forces participate with the Rear Admiral Eustatiu Sebastian-class corvette and frigate Regina Maria in the multinational exercise “Sea Breeze 20”, which takes place between July 20 and 27, in Ukraine’s territorial waters, in the international waters of the Black Sea and in the port of Odessa. More than 20 ships from…

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End of Exercise Sea Breeze 2020

July 28, 2020 – This year marks the 20th iteration of Sea Breeze, which brought together eight sovereign nations who share U.S. 6th Fleet’s (C6F) commitment to security and stability in the Black Sea. The 27 ships and 19 aircraft all working together toward our common goal of strengthening cohesion across the Black Sea region, and improving the capabilities of…

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Var in Black Sea

July 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – Departing from Toulon on July 13, the Var command and supply building (BCR) was deployed in the Mediterranean and entered the Black Sea on July 18. After crossing the Bouches de Bonifacio, crossing off the Stromboli, and sailing across the Strait of Messina, the Var entered the Turkish straits on July 18. On this…

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USS Porter Participates in Exercise Sea Breeze 2020

July 20, 2020 – USS Porter (DDG 78) entered the Black Sea July 19, 2020 to participate in exercise Sea Breeze 2020. This is Porter’s third trip to the Black Sea since the beginning of 2020. During its previous trips to the region, Porter participated in multiple tactical maneuvering, communications, and air defense exercises with regional partners. Sea Breeze, now…

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